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This is a growing database of classic vessels (pre 1940) with a significant connection to the region. Information comes from primary sources (mostly the Evening Post and NZ Yachtsman), and secondary sources (the more reliable being the writings of Harold Kidd, Robin Elliott and David Pardon). Where sources conflict, primary sources are generally given precedence. Bruce Askew's first notes on the database can be viewed here.

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Vessel Name:Restless
Builder:Tercel Bros.
Place built:Auckland
Year built:1920
Owners:J. McLean (Wellington, 1925-32 and Whangaroa, 1932-??); Tercel Bros. (Auckland 1920-??)

Notes:Based on John Alden's Discovery design. Built for offshore passage capability. Arrived Wellington 1925.  Launched as a cutter, but was rigged as a yawl at least during passage Wellington to Auckland in 1932. On board were J. McLean, Miles Hamill, Herbert Smith and Robert Prince. A cruise to Fiji had been planned, but McLean took ill and the boat was latterly kept at Whangaroa.